LOS ANGELES COUNTY — Following Superior Court Judge Wiley’s decision to deny the County’s temporary restraining order to block the reinjection of natural gas into the Aliso Canyon Storage Facility, Supervisor Kathryn Barger issued the following statement:

“This afternoon (Friday), Judge Wiley denied the County's request on jurisdictional grounds, stating that he did not have the authority to consider the temporary restraining order to block reinjection at the Aliso Canyon Storage Facility.  The County plans to go to the Court of Appeals this afternoon to request an emergency stay until the County can file for further injunctive relief.

“The County’s first priority is to protect the health and safety of the residents of Porter Ranch and the northwest San Fernando Valley.  I believe that allowing Aliso Canyon to begin reinjecting puts the residents in a potentially unsafe environment.”